Melvil Decimal System: 398.41
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology
Public Administration, Military Science
Social Problems, Social Services
Commerce, Communications, Transportation
Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
Customs and folklore
Costume, Cosmetics and Fashion
Family, Courtship, Marriage and Sex
Social aspects of death
[Formerly "Woman's Position and Treatment"; No longer used]
Nomadic peoples (No longer used)
Customs of war and diplomacy
Real phenomena as subjects of folklore
Paranatural and legendary phenomena as subjects of folklore
Jokes and jests
Rhymes and rhyming games
Paranormal beings of human and semihuman form
Legendary minerals, plants, animals
Works under MDS 398.41
- The Luck Archive: Exploring Belief, Superstition, and Tradition by Mark Menjivar
- Älvor, troll och talande träd : folktro om svensk natur by Ebbe Schön
- White Horses & Shooting Stars: A Book of Wishes by David Greer
- Der Aberglaube des Mittelalters und der nachfolgenden Jahrhunderte by Carl Meyer
- Folktrons ABC by Ebbe Schön
- The Dialogue on Miracles by Caesarius of Heisterbach
- Popular Superstitions (Costume, Tradition & Culture) by Mary Hughes
- The Fate of the Dead: A Study in Folk Eschatology in the West Country After the Reformation by Theo Brown
- My Wish Tonight by Paivi Stalder
- Take Warning: A Book of Superstitions by Jane Sarnoff
- Love, Luck, And Lore: A Guide To Superstitions, Prayers, Spells, And Taking Chances In Pursuit Of Love by Theresa Hoiles
- Field Guide to Luck: How to Use and Interpret Charms, Signs, and Superstitions by Alys R. Yablon
- Gli aspetti magico-religiosi di una cultura subalterna italiana by Alfonso Maria Di Nola
- Le petit livre des porte-bonheur by Caroline Laffon
- Cambrian superstitions, comprising ghosts, omens, witchcraft, traditions, &c. To which are added a concise view of the manners and customs of the principality, and some fugitive pieces by William Howells
- L' avvocato del diavolo. Il ruolo della superstizione nelle società umane by James G. Frazer
- Scottish Superstitions (Chambers mini guides) by Raymond Lamont-Brown
- Sports Superstitions by George Sullivan
- Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe by Michael D. Bailey
- Superstitions: Learn what to do when you break a mirror or step under a ladder! by Eleanor Coombe
- LÉON ET LES SUPERSTITIONS by Annie Groovie
- The wonderful world of superstition, prophecy, and luck by Leonard R. N. Ashley
- Little Book of Everyday Wishes by Emma Thomson
- Encyclopedia of Superstitions: Superstitions of Love and Marriage by Edwin Radford
- Wishing Handbook: More Than 500 Ways To Make Your Wishes Come True by Gloria T. Delamar
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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